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Re: Linux domU disk questions

On Mon, 3 Jan 2011 20:12:07 +0100
Manuel Bouyer <> wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 01, 2011 at 07:08:52PM +0000, Gerard Lally wrote:
> > I have two 36GB SCSI disks - the first is for the dom0 and a number
> > of NetBSD domUs.
> > 
> > I want to use the second for a Slackware 13.1 i386 domU.
> > 
> > Do I fdisk and disklabel this second disk in NetBSD or just leave it
> > blank for Slackware's fdisk to partition?
> If you want to dedicate the whole drive to Slackware, just leave it
> blank and export it to the domU via phy:/dev/sd1d

This is precisely the information I wanted! Thank you!

One of the reasons I want to install Slackware to physical disk is that
I think it should be possible to boot Slackware not only as a domU but
also outside Xen?

(I have just recently started with NetBSD so I want to keep Slackware
at hand. And compile times for a full pkgsrc NetBSD XFCE desktop are
humongous!  :)  I can boot into the Slackware domU while I'm waiting in
case I need to get on the web for help.)

But I am amazed with the excellence of NetBSD, and the helpfulness of
the people involved. Already in this mailing list I have received
replies from developers who are surely busy with other work, so I am
very impressed with the way they still take time out to give detailed
replies to newbie questions!
Gerard Lally

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